Cephalometric Analyst

Trace head X- rays and illustrate cosmetic result of proposed treatment.
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Salary Range
$26,000 – $65,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Cephalometric Analysts do?

Traces head x rays and illustrates cosmetic result of proposed orthodontic treatment: Traces frontal and lateral head x rays onto transparent paper, using template, compass, protractor, and knowledge of cranial-facial skeletal structure. Traces lower teeth from occlusal x ray or photograph to locate key points defining true curve of lower dental arch. Records cephalometric measurements to prepare data for computer analysis, using electronic data recording equipment. Compiles data from tracings and computer plot sheets to illustrate results of proposed surgery or other orthodontic treatment.


Should I be a Cephalometric Analyst?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Cephalometric Technician, Cephalometric Tracer, Encephalographer

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